A visit to the High Tech Expo in Tsukuba, Japan for a look at the latest Japanese robotics technology. Features Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Fanuc, NEC, and others. Plus a robot from Waseda University that can play the organ! Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
April 11, 2004 Subject:
Japanese Robots, 1980s Style
There are some very impressive robots in this show, including one that lifts weights and another that reads sheet music and plays the organ. Much stranger are the oddly-shaped, somewhat organic-looking robots which appear to be in a stage show of some sort. A pair of somewhat phallic blue robots doing a dance of love with their hearts flashing is downright disturbing.